STATEMENTS ON THE ARMS DEAL UNCALLED FOR
ISSUED BY DR GERHARD KOORNHOF, MP
UDM SPOKESPERSON FOR PUBLIC ACCOUNTS
UDM is concerned about comments by the National Director of Public Prosecutions,
Bulelani Ngcuka, yesterday to the Parliamentary Committee on Justice and
It is a shame that Mr Ngcuka would report in Parliament on aspects of the arms
deal investigation whilst the Standing Committee on Public Accounts has not been
informed on progress with the investigation.
Furthermore, the UDM is especially concerned by Mr Ngcuka's comments that some
of the allegations of corruption in the deal has been found to be
"rubbish". Such comments indicate prejudgement of the outcome of the
investigation before it has been finalised, and would seem to close down certain
avenues of investigation while important evidence may still surface.
29 May 2001